Conscious Leadership

Intuition and Flow or In the Zone

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How are intuition and ‘in the zone’ similar? Both involve experiential knowing rather than textbook or analytic knowing. Seeing things in their wholeness and connection, rather than more sequential and separated ways of seeing. A gestalt way of seeing – that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Being able to recognize […]

Conscious Leadership

Toxic People?

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Removing toxic people is one of the biggest things you can do to transform your life. Except I don’t generally use the term toxic people. I use toxic relationships or interactions. Or dynamics. You’d think it would be easy to identify toxic relationships in your life. But it’s not always. Using the term, toxic people, […]

Awareness

The Definition of Leadership Success

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Our inner worlds are our next frontier. It’s in our inner world where leaders can gain an edge. But it’s a small percentage of leaders who develop that edge. Can you be successful without it? Depends on your definition of success. Look at someone like Steve Jobs. He was incredibly innovative. He redesigned his industry. […]

Burnout

Empathy and Emotional Overload

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We lack empathy when we’ve in emotional overload. There’s a big call for developing more empathy in the workplace. We can do that the hard way – or the easy way. Focusing on building empathy for others is addressing the symptom rather than the root. What we really need to deal with is the emotional […]

Awareness

Stress and Brain States

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It’s helpful to consider stress from the point of view of our brain states. Beta is the dominant state of the alert, waking mind. Both schools and workplaces encourage operating in beta. It’s good for getting things done. But, today, for bunches of reasons, we’re spending too much time in beta brain. It’s causing difficulties […]

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Stretching the Possible

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Rock balancing – who’d a thunk?!? Just shows there are many paths to getting to ‘in the zone’ or the benefits of meditation states. Of stretching the possible. I love the part where she talks about how to do it. She says that the movements are so miniscule that you have to ‘feel’ into it. […]

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Define Success

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Live life by your own definition of success…rather than someone else’s. There are so many ideas of success in the world. It’s like a bunch of noise coming at you all the time. Noise that can keep you unbalanced and unsatisfied. Comparing yourself to others and feeling less than. To tune down that noise, you […]